What a completely demoralizing week…but we persist. DD(DumDonnie) thinks he can shock us into giving up…He’s got another thing coming..The dipshit works for us even though he seems to think he’s boss and we work for him. Not the way it works in our democracy.
Wanna stop this fucking monster? Really wanna stop this giant asshole? 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND! THESE REPUBLICAN ASSHOLES ARE ALL IN ON IT! THE CHIEF ASSHOLE IS HAPPY WE ARE ALL VERY UPSET. WE HAVE TO GET EVEN MORE ANGRY WITH THESE REPUBLICANS
On the contrary. We very much want a floor vote. Watch what happens in the congressional polls the week after. It won't pass in the Senate. If this passes the House, I think we can pick up 40 seats. https://t.co/pbgCgZvr0g
Everyone is going to start to realize something we came to realize even before the election. That Putin/Russia helped get Dotard elected to cause turmoil everywhere. It will give Putin lots of shits and giggles at what is happening becasue of the fucking mess Dotard is creating. Starting to look like the G7 is going to become the G6. Everything is playing right into Putin’s hands.
Going to be that line in the sand coming soon that Trump is going to cross that I don’t think even the Republican party, or at least the ones not already traitorous, is going to start going against Trump. At least I hope some of them get their heads out of the sand before the economy takes a nosedive. If not it will be the end of the Republican party.
I’m firmly starting to believe that Bobby is taking as long as he has becasue there are 100’s within the Republican party and others like the Mercers that are going down. Everything is so convoluted that Bobby will want to get them all at once and not let any stragglers miss their time in the poop walks.
Gonna be the shit storm to make all other shit storms look like a fart.
Weldon has known Artemenko for over a decade & was furious that NYT exposed the "peace plan." “We were so close,” Weldon complained, per source. "We had already secured funding for the promotion of the plan from Viktor Vekselberg’s fund in New York City.” https://t.co/1UC08lljVU
To sum up: Vekselberg was allegedly bankrolling the promotion of a plan that involved lifting RU sanctions. Michael Cohen met w/Vekselberg, delivered the plan to Flynn (though he now denies it), started getting paid by Vekselberg’s US fund soon thereafter. https://t.co/1UC08lljVU
Schiff writes to Nunes and asks him to share witness transcripts to Mueller’s team, suggesting that “certain witnesses” may have lied to the House committee and may have to face perjury charges pic.twitter.com/3bSCkEloGM
Another week without poop walks…Trump getting more deranged by the day…Imposing tariffs on our ex-allies which in turn is going to make prices of everything go up. Sure seems like the Repukes want to see the prices go up until only the rich can afford anything. Gasoline has gone up here almost $1/gal in the last 3 or 4 months and is hovering around $3.00/gal…Food prices are rising to the point where all we’ll be able to afford is Ramen at the rate Trump is going. Higher fuel prices is going to mean trucking company prices are going to go up which will in turn mean all consumer prices will rise…
We really need to see Bobby get down and dirty with the mobsters and start either poop walking the assholes or leaking strategic info to make Trump and his cabal make some big mistakes so more people see what is happening.
Until the polls open in November we are going to see some bleak times unless we see some movement against Trump…Until then it’s imperative we get out the vote and make sure people with us VOTE.
Updated story: Trudeau government to hit back against Trump steel and aluminum tariffs with billions in tariffs on U.S. products: https://t.co/wMzD7rIdat
I really don't fucking care what Roseanne said *or* what Sam Bee said at this point. I care that the Prime Minister of Canada is very politely urging us to get our shit together before the world breaks and that the press is (mostly) acting like that's all just another day's work.
159 Canadian Forces personnel have been killed in action in Afghanistan fighting side by side with Americans after our country was attacked on 9/11. That Trump would say CANADA is a security threat to America is as loathsome as it is stupid. Trump is doing tremendous damage
“Hey Dirty Donald, Tricky Dick Nixon, here. The dark one likes the cut of your jib. Taking people’s children away at the border really made an impression. Ailes and I can’t wait to see ya!” pic.twitter.com/BZ2q9g0i26
I’m pissed off so I’ve got very little of anything constructive to say and since every other word would be fuck or something similar I’ll refrain from venting this morning…
THEY DID IT!!! The South Carolina legislature adjourned a two-year session without passing one @NRA-supported gun bill, thanks to opposition from @MomsDemand volunteers who held a statehouse advocacy day; testified at hearings; and flooded lawmakers with calls and emails. https://t.co/O1Ybdho6Ll
"As a federally elected official, @SpeakerRyan is not permitted to solicit seven-figure political donations." Yet he did it anyway, sort of, in a secret meeting that's since become public knowledge. #Corruption run amok. https://t.co/l0tq7LFz7M
Stay with me here but I have the sneaking suspicion, based on the last two yrs of zero meaningful consequences for him, that the result of Trump’s personal lawyer receiving millions of dollars worth of “consulting fees” (obvs not on *behalf* of POTUS?!) will be jack-diddly-all.
Talk about cherry picking a poll. Since registered Republicans are only 23% of the population, this means only 14% of the population. AND, per this same poll, 31% of 2016 Trump voters think he should NOT fire Mueller. Only 19% of the population thinks he SHOULD fire Mueller. https://t.co/Wtxwus7rSm
This puts a smile on my face even though it’s missing about 50 deplorables….Can’t happen soon enough.
For Sher!!! To cut a long story short I’ve had another mama cat come up on the porch and since I’m such a pushover I started feeding her. She went into labor late Monday afternoon and here is the result…4 beautiful kittehs and all seem to be doing great.
You don’t say…It’s been obvious for as long as she’s been there.
Hey Rudy, keep talking, you’re doing such a good job and Avenatti is taking you to the cleaners.
#Giuliani says “stormy daniel’s lawyer is an ambulance chaser” Avenatti says back, “I’m chasing only one ambulance driven by Giuliani trying to save this presidency that is already D.O.A.” Oh shit! He pwned Giuliani big time!
So, the Justice Department and the FBI have come to suspect that some members of Congress are trying to obtain information about Mueller's investigation to try to tip off the president. pic.twitter.com/xOVLcAGQgV
I’ve mentioned my belief, and so have you all for that matter, about the role the xtian fundies have played in bringing Trumpism to life. Their mantra hasn’t really been that different for over a century now.
The rise of Fundamentalism began as a reaction to liberal and progressive views held by Americans in the mid-19th century. One view they reject, held by scholars who employ the methods of biblical criticism¹, is that the first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch) were not composed by Moses.
In addition, the influx of non-Protestant immigrants at the turn of the 19th century alarmed conservative Christian ministers. In the midst of accelerated fragmentation of Christian denominations and attempts to bring “modernism” into American churches and seminaries, Fundamentalists rushed in to combat the swing of the pendulum toward liberalism.
Strong advocates of separatism, modern Fundamentalists are staunchly opposed to communism, while many are also opposed to the United Nations and ecumenical activities, especially by the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. They are not in favor of working with those of different opinions and beliefs. At the extreme, some hold a theory of international conspiracy in which the world is moving toward a one-world government system that will be led by the “Antichrist.”
Some Fundamentalists advocate a more stringent code of ethics that prohibits even modest consumption of alcohol, dancing, mixed bathing, gambling or such secular cultural activities as watching movies or listening to rock `n roll music. Included in that code is a more conservative dress code that prohibits women from wearing pants and men from having long hair.
This is where the greedy money hungry bastards saw an opening to use xtian fundies as a foil for their dreams of political domination.
Fundamentalism experienced a re-emergence in popularity during the 1970s and ‘80s. The Christian right wing — comprising segments of conservatism, classical liberalism, and those directly opposite of left-wing politics — gave birth to such organizations as the Moral Majority and others.
In 1979, four writers from The Christian Voice left over issues regarding who should control that publication. Then they recruited televangelist Jerry Falwell and founded the Moral Majority. Promulgating a return to traditional values — specifically Christian values — the Moral Majority became the largest conservative lobbying group in the United States. They also stood for the preservation of individual and corporate rights through constraints on a strong central government, and lobbied both Republicans and Democrats to:
suppress homosexual rights,
endorse its vision of family life, and
censor media firms that promote what they call an “anti-family” agenda.
Also in 1979, Fundamentalists in the U.S., including the Moral Majority, became strong supporters of Israel, regarding the Jews as important in the fulfillment of their vision of Armageddon, the biblical place where the final battle will be waged between the forces of good and evil.
The Moral Majority was dissolved in 1989 following an exposé written by Memphis reporter Mike Clark, that resulted in suspicion of unethical involvement between the group and the Republican Party. Jerry Falwell, deemed the father of the modern “religious right” movement, organized the Moral Majority Coalition in 2004 and agreed to lead the organization for four years. Dubbed the “21st century resurrection of the Moral Majority” by Falwell, that organization took credit for returning George W. Bush to the presidency and saw the election of many pro-life proponents to national political office.
Perceived by many as fanatical, Fundamentalists failed to garner enough support to fully accomplish its agenda of a return to time-honored values. In order to survive, the movement faces a dilemma between obtaining broader support by moving toward a more moderate viewpoint, and facing the almost certain possibility of losing many conservative backers in the process.
I find Fundamentalists as the antithesis to liberalism and the opposite of moving forward and to get back to where we need to be it’s going to take Christians with common sense to win this fight against the hard movement right. While I have nothing against anyone, Christians included, doing what they believe in, when they try and impose their ideas on others is when I draw the line.
Fucking Rudy is back…These fools, Bernie included, can’t stand to keep their faces out of the limelight.
2/ Understand what this allows Trump to do (or what he *thinks* it does): allows him to discuss the Russia case and the pre-election Clinton email hoaxes with Giuliani, synch up his testimony, then ensure Giuliani can't discuss those conversations with Mueller.
The grifting is unbelievable with these assholes…They just seem to stop themselves…When is enough money enough??????
GOP donor Elliott Broidy pushed for Trump to golf with the Malaysian PM (who’s under investigation by U.S. prosecutors for embezzlement) who had authority over negotiations for a lucrative Malaysian contract with Broidy’s private defense biz, NYT reports. https://t.co/tapNFkV3Vp
1/ Ignore all the naysayers and prognosticators (mostly entitled white dudes). There is nothing wrong with the Democratic party that cannot be fixed by electing democrats. And we are already doing just that https://t.co/JH0Y3GNgWe
— David D'Ag white male opressed by bravenak (@jackjonesbabe) April 19, 2018
Hi there. So most of my diaries are about the AIDS Walk or the AIDS Ride. And they all have U2 videos — this one will, too. But the title comes from a song from a different band. Shocking, I know. But the man who wrote it said this is the song he’s proudest of in his career, and it’s gorgeous and true and heartbreaking — and I knew I should use it for an appeal to the heart about the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. Today starting at 11:30, my team, the Wheelie Nelsons, has a matching challenge, so please donate anything you can.
So back to the title. Snow Patrol released this song a few days ago, and I’m obsessed. I can’t stop listening to it. Here’s the chorus:
This is not love you’ve had before
This is something else
This is something else
This is not the same as other days
This is something else
This is something else
Shouldn’t need to be so fucking hard
This is life on earth
It’s just life on earth
It doesn’t need to be the end of you, or me
This is life on earth
It’s just life on earth
The lyricist is writing about his own struggles, but the words are so universal — they made me think about the difficulties people have with HIV/AIDS. Here’s a link to the video (of the 389,000 views, I think I’m probably 1,000 of them)
And here are some quotes about helping, matched with heartwarming stories about how your donations have helped people:
Marie T. Freeman
If you’re too busy to give your neighbor a helping hand, then you’re just too darned busy.
Sam is 50 years old and has been living with AIDS for over 16 years, receiving assistance from AIDS Services of Austin periodically for ten years. There she has found a connection with others who have the same needs. She has an outlet to give back by exchanging her story and encouraging others to live in a positive way. The help she has received through ASA’s Food Bank and the Medical Nutrition Therapy program has truly transformed her life.Sam became a success story because of YOU who have donated. There are thousands more who need you too, and the numbers keep rising.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.
Maria is 27 years old. She had been positive for several years when she discovered she was pregnant. She moved into Roosevelt Gardens, where she had a nice place to call home with rent she could afford. With the support of Project Transitions’ HIV Services and the David Powell Health Center, she had a healthy pregnancy and her baby boy was born healthy and HIV negative. Now she is back at work, and thanks to you has the resources and support she needs to care for her son.We want to keep people like Maria healthy. People with AIDS deal with so many other illnesses that exacerbate each other and the agencies we fund address the full care continuum. Staying healthy pre-empts expensive illnesses that make people miss work or lose their jobs – it keeps people going. For every $100 spent on keeping people healthy and on their health care, we save $1,000 on expensive emergency room visits. It just makes sense not just for our hearts, but also for the whole community.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Project TransitionsProject Transitions is dedicated to providing hospice, housing and support to people affected by HIV/AIDS in a compassionate and caring environment. Its hospice, Doug’s House, is the only facility in central Texas dedicated to in-house medical care for patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complications. Project Transitions also provides affordable, transitional housing with supportive services for individuals and families affected by HIV through three housing programs: Roosevelt Gardens, Highland Terrace and Community Housing. These programs are partially supported by the proceeds from its thrift store, Top Drawer, which has been open since 1993. Project Transitions’ goal is to help transition the homeless by providing support to gain the life-skills needed to live independently, and then move into long-term, affordable housing of their own. projecttransitions.org
If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
The Wright House Wellness CenterSince 1988, The Wright House Wellness Center has offered care and compassion to Central Texans affected by or at risk of HIV and other chronic illnesses. Wright House provides resources for support, education and empowerment. Services include: HIV/Hepatitis C testing, education and prevention programming, HIV/Hepatitis C case management, HIV food bank and nutrition services, HIV mental health services, and complementary health therapies (acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga) for persons affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C. thewrighthouse.org
my favorite quote about helping:
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
and yeah, I know you’ve seem this video, but I’m gonna make you cry again:
In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
Friends of David Powell Health CenterThrough the Friends of David Powell Health Center, money raised helps support the only public clinic in Austin specializing in medical care for persons with HIV and AIDS. The Clinic provides primary care, medical case management, immunizations, nutritional counseling and health education services to uninsured and underinsured patients in all stages of HIV infection. fodpc.org
Dr. Loretta Scott
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
here’s a video with people talking about why they do this ride:
And the video from my boys — which also has apt lyrics: “write a world where the can belong to each other, and sing it like no other”
Comey is just another stupid Republican when it comes right down to it. He might not be totally insufferable like most conservatives but what he did leading up to the election was a stupid intolerable one sided act that sealed the fate we now find ourselves in.
Seems like everything is getting a little dicey in Trump world lately with more and more shit piling up every day. I don’t think we have too much longer before the ceiling falls in on Trump and a large contingent of the deplorable right!
The views of our leaders matter—and Mike Pompeo's strong position against marriage equality & millions of LGBTQ Americans in particular is disturbing.
At a time when hate speech and hate actions are on the rise, we can't have a Secretary of State who holds such divisive views. pic.twitter.com/7lGEC8Tx71
We've reached the point in our daily news when it is not longer possible to distinguish between a personal Trump scandal, a Trump governing failure, and general Trump chaos. It's all coming together. pic.twitter.com/2pDGaVYHYM
There are a number of interesting aspects of this story. The most interesting to me is that the premise seems to be that if Trump refuses an interview, Mueller will proceed without one—rather than subpoena the president’s testimony. https://t.co/Wl3COUnqi5
"In 'real life,' investigations are closed only when their original predication is disproved or when they’ve reached an investigative dead end and can go no further" — important read by @RosenzweigPhttps://t.co/8fxtPcwdvd
Storytelling is at the heart of every cultural & political revolution. Looking forward to joining @WomenintheWorld tomorrow w/ 4 brave women who will share accounts of living under tyrants & discuss threats to democracies around the world & at home.https://t.co/sPQDrR8xuM#WITW
I’m going to hand out sentencing for crimes against the USA as I, Batch, a neoliberal oligarchical whore squirrel see fit. :)
Donald J Trump…Tried for treason against the USA and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…To serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth KA
Mike Pence…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power against the USA…convicted…To serve 2-5 in Leavenworth.
Scott Pruitt…Tried for stealing federal funds and crimes against humanity…convicted..To serve 4-6 in Florence ADX,CO
Michael Flynn…Tried for treason…convicted…given leniency for cooperation…To serve 5-10 in Marion,IL
Mitch McConnell…Tried for money laundering and aiding a foreign power…convicted…to serve 4-6 in McCreary KY.
Paul Ryan…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 2-5 in Terra Haute, IN.
Marco Rubio…Tried for money laundering and aiding a foreign power…to serve 4-6 in Coleman FL.
Wayne LaPierre…Tried for treason against the USA and aiding and abetting a foreign power..convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth KA.
Devin Nunes…Tried for money laundering and treason against the USA…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Lompoc, CA.
Matt Gaetz…Tried for money laundering…convicted…to serve 2-5 in Coleman FL.
****LOUIE GOHMERT…Tried for impersonating a human being… convicted…remanded to Springfield Psychiatric Prison in MO for life.
Jim Jordon…Tried for money laundering and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 5-10 in Allenwood, PA.
Steve King…tried for treason against the USA…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Marion, IL.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 2-5 in Victorville, CA.
Dana Rohrbacher…tried for treason against the USA…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth, KN.
Jeff Sessions..tried for numerous charges…convicted on all(just because)…to serve 10-20 in Florence ADX, CO.
Erik Prince…tried for treason and crimes against humanity…convicted…sentenced to death.
Robert Mercer…Charged with treason…Fled the country and has not been arrested.
Rudy Guliani…Tried for money laundering and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 5-10 in Allenwood, PA.
Jared Kushner…Tried for treason…Convicted…to serve no less than 20 years in Leavenworth, KN.
Donald Trump Jr…Tried for money laundering and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 5-10 in Pollock, LA.
Eric Trump…Charged with aiding and abetting a foreign power…Found to be mentally unstable to stand trial…Remanded to Springfield Mo until deemed able to stand trial…
Paul Manafort…Charged with multiple crimes…found dead by bludgeoning.
Michael Cohen…Charged with treason…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth.
And last but not least
Jane Sanders…Tried for treason…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Florence ADX, CO.
Bernie Sanders…Tried for treaon…convicted…to serve not less than 20 years in Florence ADX, CO
Nina Turner…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 6-10 in Allenwood, PA
Nomiki Konst…Tried for aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…to serve 6-10 in Beaumont , TX
Tulsi Gabbard…Tried for treason…convicted…to serve no less than 20 years in Hazelton, WV
All sentences to be carried out in Federal Penitentiary’s
I’m sure I left out some deplorable asshole so feel free to add their demise at your leisure. :)